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Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2022, 01:12
Replies: 119
Views: 12,216
Posted By Gordy

It is actually easier at night. Back in the 90's...

It is actually easier at night. Back in the 90's I flew between Kauai and Oahu once at night and back during daylight hours. One cannot see your destination during the day, but at night you can see...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jan 2022, 17:00
Replies: 59
Views: 11,130
Posted By Gordy

Just don't get me started on "drag races" ...

Just don't get me started on "drag races"
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Hat, coat.....
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Dec 2021, 19:35
Replies: 32
Views: 4,547
Posted By Gordy

I will plus one this. I had rapidly developing...

I will plus one this. I had rapidly developing cataract n only one eye and had the surgery---best decision I ever made, and unlike Lasik, I had no issues with the FAA medical.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Dec 2021, 16:57
Replies: 92
Views: 15,601
Posted By Gordy

Agreed..... This is classic "Normalization of...

Agreed..... This is classic "Normalization of Deviance". I'll let those who still think they can fly low level in clouds and think it is normal etc Google that......
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Dec 2021, 23:05
Replies: 92
Views: 15,601
Posted By Gordy

Yep, they might have some. SoCal Edison is still...

Yep, they might have some. SoCal Edison is still with Astars I believe and WAPA is 407's but heard a rumor they are getting 429's.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Dec 2021, 19:08
Replies: 92
Views: 15,601
Posted By Gordy

This is an old photo, it was a single hook with...

This is an old photo, it was a single hook with belly band. We now use the On-board double hook system.

PG&E only owns 4 Black Hawks and those are operated for them by a contractor... all other...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Dec 2021, 21:56
Replies: 43
Views: 8,466
Posted By Gordy

Yes, that would be a better way to put it..... I...

Yes, that would be a better way to put it..... I was attempting to be concise.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Dec 2021, 01:09
Replies: 43
Views: 8,466
Posted By Gordy

Yes, but that is the key phrase.... Altitude...

Yes, but that is the key phrase.... Altitude and/or speed are your friend.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Dec 2021, 00:55
Replies: 43
Views: 8,466
Posted By Gordy

Well let's not get too logical..... lol

Well let's not get too logical..... lol
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Dec 2021, 22:40
Replies: 43
Views: 8,466
Posted By Gordy

One has to assume the wind will be roughly the...

One has to assume the wind will be roughly the same once down close to the ground and works fine, just zero the ground speed.

Of course ass others have noted there are other ways to check also,...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Dec 2021, 21:16
Replies: 92
Views: 15,601
Posted By Gordy

Yep----mostly planning permission.... And...

Yep----mostly planning permission....

And for those that do not know---this is how we put up marker balls for PG&E, incidentally this is the hangar sister to the one i hit the wires with--they are...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Dec 2021, 17:24
Replies: 92
Views: 15,601
Posted By Gordy

Say it isn't so..... tongue in cheek.......

Say it isn't so..... tongue in cheek.......
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Dec 2021, 17:21
Replies: 43
Views: 8,466
Posted By Gordy

As a rough guide, this has worked for all bell...

As a rough guide, this has worked for all bell products I have flown, (206B3, 206L4, 407, Huey, 205):

Set up for a steep approach to be 100 feet above the obstacle in front of you.... for the...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Dec 2021, 20:34
Replies: 92
Views: 15,601
Posted By Gordy

Agreed, but I was patrolling the distribution tap...

Agreed, but I was patrolling the distribution tap on the left that you cannot see.


...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Dec 2021, 05:43
Replies: 92
Views: 15,601
Posted By Gordy

Agreed, and some posters here just don't get...

Agreed, and some posters here just don't get it.... I cannot force you.


It was calm wind, good weather, good visibility, I knew the wire was in the area..... got complacent, lost situational...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2021, 16:57
Replies: 92
Views: 15,601
Posted By Gordy

I have waited a few days before posting. Very sad...

I have waited a few days before posting. Very sad accident and we will continue to have these types of accidents moving forwards. Some on here have made comments that I disagree with, but that is the...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2021, 23:56
Replies: 43
Views: 9,548
Posted By Gordy

I flew in the tour industry in Hawaii for 7...

I flew in the tour industry in Hawaii for 7 years. My wife at the time worked in the office of another company---this company had an accident killing 6 people and would still tell tourists they had a...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2021, 17:17
Replies: 43
Views: 9,548
Posted By Gordy

Yes, you can buy the kit and retrofit the...

Yes, you can buy the kit and retrofit the aircraft. The operator in this accident has already updated their whole fleet. The USFS has just mandated that for all future contracts utilizing the AS350...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Nov 2021, 19:56
Replies: 6
Views: 1,716
Posted By Gordy

The utility company will typically have...

The utility company will typically have requirements. I work with Pacific Gas & Electric in California. All linemen riding on helicopters complete an 8 hour CRM course specifically designed for the...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Oct 2021, 17:12
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By Gordy

Push both buttons for # 2.

Push both buttons for # 2.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Oct 2021, 18:02
Replies: 63
Views: 3,989
Posted By Gordy

Funny your perception of our females----this is a...

Funny your perception of our females----this is a charter I did about this time last year of the "cream bun eating females on to the beaches', we flew them from Santa Monica, (right near said beach)...
19th Oct 2021, 05:45
Replies: 84
Views: 15,647
Posted By Gordy

Cool site, got a few hours on the Nimrod.......

Cool site, got a few hours on the Nimrod.......
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Oct 2021, 03:37
Replies: 43
Views: 5,241
Posted By Gordy

Well bummer....I was debating going to see them...

Well bummer....I was debating going to see them one last time this Sunday as I am staying down the road from the venue....but maybe not now....
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2021, 16:54
Replies: 30
Views: 6,148
Posted By Gordy

Yes, tail rotor is on the left. The ell 205 is on...

Yes, tail rotor is on the left. The ell 205 is on the right. The fast fin can be fitted to both aircraft.

205 on the right....Huey on the left:
...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2021, 01:08
Replies: 30
Views: 6,148
Posted By Gordy

Yep, fast fin and strake, and the tilt seat on...

Yep, fast fin and strake, and the tilt seat on the left side:

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Forum: Rotorheads
8th Oct 2021, 17:33
Replies: 30
Views: 6,148
Posted By Gordy

Here you can see the pitot tube on the nose and...

Here you can see the pitot tube on the nose and the wire cutters top & bottom on my Bell 205:
...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Oct 2021, 17:23
Replies: 30
Views: 6,148
Posted By Gordy

There is also a pitot tube. You can see them both...

There is also a pitot tube. You can see them both here in mine...we have the -17 engine.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2021, 21:17
Replies: 10
Views: 1,470
Posted By Gordy

You would need to apply for an experimental...

You would need to apply for an experimental certificate, and on it they would specify what you can and cannot do. You may not be able to get insurance, there maybe restrictions on where you can fly,...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2021, 20:21
Replies: 10
Views: 1,470
Posted By Gordy

You can do it, but there are many limitations you...

You can do it, but there are many limitations you need to abide by, basically you cannot operate it commercially anymore;

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.319
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2021, 16:43
Replies: 68
Views: 11,432
Posted By Gordy

This is not your world. CalFire have been doing...

This is not your world. CalFire have been doing hoist work from their single engine Hueys for many years. We do HEC and rappel from single engines here, we also fly over cities at night in single...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2021, 21:28
Replies: 68
Views: 11,432
Posted By Gordy

I will admit it has "risk associated" with...

I will admit it has "risk associated" with it---all because it has different risks than what you feel it "safe" or "mitigated to an acceptable level", does not mean it is un-safe.

I personally...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2021, 20:54
Replies: 68
Views: 11,432
Posted By Gordy

Could not agree more.... I can only talk for what...

Could not agree more.... I can only talk for what I teach and work---but yes, we discuss that a 10,000 hour logging pilot may be useless in the powerline industry initially---totally different...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2021, 16:39
Replies: 68
Views: 11,432
Posted By Gordy

I am one of the primary instructors for Pacific...

I am one of the primary instructors for Pacific Gas and Electric for their "Flying in the Wire Environment" class, (the largest utility provider in California and in the top 10 in the US). I have...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Aug 2021, 16:57
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By Gordy

Good luck..... The cheapest I have found is...

Good luck..... The cheapest I have found is double that. And recently when I have been in Long Beach there are no rental cars available anyway----FYI it is the closest airport to Disneyland hence...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Aug 2021, 00:29
Replies: 95
Views: 14,789
Posted By Gordy

Smile Too funny........

Too funny........
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